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Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
majesty above the fruited plains america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good with brotherhood ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ >> so appropriate to have the prayer from father coughlan, roman catholic faith was central to the life of senator kennedy, even when he strayed or sometimes crashed off the straight and narrow life, he always came back to the church. that's his son, patrick, you see in the foreground, standing at the hearse, the body of his father. >> thank you very much for attending. eternal rest granted unto him, oh, lord, and let perpetual life shine upon him. may he rest in peace. may his soul and outlet souls of the faithfully departed to the mercy of god rest in peace. ame amen. >> senator bobby byrd talking with lawrence schribe in the background. there was no detailed program for this part of the motorcade. so, we'll ask you to bear with us. we don't know quite what to expect next. i think that might have been the concluon of what they wanted to do here, give an opportunity to the senate staffers to come out. pat leahy, senate of
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Aug 2, 2009 10:00am EDT
and the reason it is being done. and it is immoral for a -- for the united states of america to have tens of billions of people without health insurance and adequate health care. that's a bad thing. that is not american. >> the three big buzz words are cost, quality and coverage. we know some trillion dollar plan will probably cover more people. will it decrease costs? the c.b.o. says no. people say, why would we do that? that's not clear. in fact that have private insurance already, have said in the "wall street journal" poll, they think it is going to get worse, there's a public auction out there and maybe they're a private company will water down their insurance man and i might say, my company is not great, so maybe i'll go on the public plan. that's how everybody is thinking. that's why this has gotten away from the president. he's got to do a better job about selling why it is worth this. >> he's got a complicated argument. the republicans came in with a simple bumper sticker. government takeover of health care and everybody hates it. and he adds, things get worse if we don't do
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Aug 1, 2009 7:30pm EDT
it's only natural to start with jazz, america's indigenous art form. >> indeed, jazz is considered by many to be america's greatest artistic gift to the world. the understanding and appreciation of jazz is integral to understanding and appreciating american history and culture. >> country and classical music will also be featured in future sessions of the white house music series. >>> in case you missed it, a fourth season of "america's got talent" is under way. shows like this have brought us names including susan boyle and little caitlin mayer. the latest is the youngest and quite possibly the most precocious reality tv star we've ever seen. eun yang caught up with caitlin a year after her voice got into the competition's final rounds. >> hi. how are you going? >> i'm fine. how are you doing? >> i'm well. thank you for asking. >> she stole america's hearts with her sweet face, sparkling personality -- ♪ i think to myself what a wonderful world ♪ >> -- and her angelic voice. ♪ friends shaking hands saying how do you do they're really saying i love you ♪ >> in last season's "a
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Aug 28, 2009 11:00pm EDT
place among his famous brothers. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. and our teddy, changed america. [ applause ] >> reporter: kennedy cssed the aisle to work with republicans like his friend john mccain. >> ted and i shared the sentiment that a fight not joined was a fight not enjoyed. >> reporter: a video by ken burns portrayed ted kennedy as the captain of the family sailboat. >> he is on a schooner now, sail on, my friend, sail on. >> niece caroline kennedy. >> now teddy has become a part of history and we have become the ones that have to do all the thing he's would have done, for us, for each other, and for our country. ♪ with irish eyes >> the senator will be all jitzed by president obama to whom kennedy said he was passing the torch. then at arlington national cemetery, ted kennedy will be buried next to his brothers. i'm steve handel san, mbs news, boston. >> folks in the nation's capital will get a chance to see senator kennedy's casket after a stop at the u.s. capitol. the funeral procession will go down the mall be
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Aug 29, 2009 9:00am EDT
forward to that. america is preparing to say good-bye to one of its most beloved political leaders. senator edward kennedy will be laid to rest in arlington national cemetery today. we have live team coverage with derrick ward at arlington national cemetery. right now his body is lying i n repose at thejfk y.librar but first michelle franzen in boston where senator kennedy's funeral will take place in less than an hour. >> family and members of congress are meeting here, the library a short time away. we want to show you a live picture. ted kennedy's wife, now widow, vicki kennedy is greeting some of the delegates there today from the house and the senate. they will make their way up to the church in a short time and file int the church. the boistrous senator from massachusetts and the youngest of nine in the kennedy family certainly had a special connection to this basilica. a place where he came when his daughter cara was getting treated for cancer and then returned when he was diagnosed for cancer. now once again he returns. three daes of public service to mourn ted kennedy's de
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Aug 26, 2009 7:00pm EDT
allho can pursue their dream in an america that is more equal and more just. including myself. >> reaction to the late night news from here spilled out from east to west across this country. it was visible today on flagpoles, lowered to half staff, the condolence book at the nearby kennedy library, and now the process of remembering begins. it's likely no two americans are goin to remember ted kennedy quite the same way. tonight we begin here by remembering a colossal american life. from the looks of things it was a wonderful life. he was the son of the american ambassador to great britain, the youngest of nine. he was the toast of the town in london at the age of 6. >> today the official opening performed by 6-year-old teddy kennedy. >> he was a lucky young man then his luck began to change. his cldhood hero was his dashg older brother joe killed in a pne crash in world war ii. his older sister, kathleen, also died in a plane crash soon after the war. his brother ja, the 35th present of the united states, killed by an assassin. so was his brother bobby. his sister rosemary wa
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Aug 10, 2009 7:00pm EDT
organizing for america has mobilized, tapping an e-mail list in the millions to encourage supporters to drop by lal congressional offices. >> hi. this is my first year in t doughnut hole and it's quite a frightening think to go through. >> reporter: with numerous recent support showing support for health care reform eroding and the president's approval numbers with it, today in mexico, mr. obama dismissed admissions it is taking a political toll. >> understand, though, i'm not acting based on short-term political calculations. i'm looking at what's best for the country long term. if i had been making short-term political calculations, i wouldn't be standing here as president because nobody calculated that i could win the presidency. >> reporter: well, the president tomorrow could experience this new town hall dynamic firsthand. he'll travel to new hampshire to talk health care. brian? >> savannah guthrie in guadalajara, mexico, to start us off tonight. savannah, thanks. >>> this was a deadly day in iraq. the kind of day iraqis had hoped was behind them. a series of bombing
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Aug 17, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, it's vacation time for many families, and that includes america's first family. the obamas haven't exactly been loading up the station wagon, but for sasha and malia, it's been an opportunity to see the beauty of this country, nevertheless. our report now from nbc's norah o'donnell. >> all right. she'll have a cup or a cone? >> cup. >> cone. >> reporter: president obama ordered up a scoop of fun for his daughters this summer. >> you don't have to make it that big. she's not going to be able to eat all of that. >> reporter: the ice cream store was one of the sweet stops on the obama girls' vacation. aeys thayhalwved aas bla they always have a blast. >> reporter: this weekend it was all about the great outdoors and america's west. >> here in mtana, you've got bears and moose and elk. in washington you just have mostly bull. >> reporter: for 11-year-old malia and 8-year-old sasha, it meant some thrilling whitewater rafting. the first family then toured yellowstone national park and old faithful. >> look at that. that's a geyser there. >> reporter: but perhaps the most breathtaking mom
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Aug 26, 2009 12:35am EDT
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Aug 8, 2009 6:30pm EDT
-- >> sonia sotomayor becomes america's newest supreme court justice, first on many fronts. >>> end of the road. tonight, after you get the cash, where old clunkers go to die. >>> and abbey road, why fans are once again pouring into one of >>> and abbey road, why fans are once again pouring into one of the most famous streets. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we begin with a horrible air disaster here in new york city today. a sightseeing helicopter carrying a group of italian tourists collided in midair with a small single engine private plane. tonight, a total of nine people are feared dead. it hand in clear skies above the hudson river. stunned onlookers on both sides of river watched as the aircraft fell to the water and hurled debris onto the new jersey water front. we have two reports on the collision and the many safety questions it is sure to prompt. let's start with nbc's jeff rossin here in manhattan with the latest. jeff? >> lester, good evening to you. here's what we know at this hour and the story is still developing into the evening. the helicop
NBC
Aug 11, 2009 4:30am EDT
some other stories making news early today in america. 24 people in california were strandeded when a roller coaster broke down. there were no injuries. it took four and a half hours to rescue everyone. dangling between three to seven sries in the air, amazing. the riders were removed one s c. officials say a broken chain caused the coaster to stop. >>> a 13-vehicle accident in ohio killed two people and sent ten others it a hospital. multiple cars collided at an intersection. two of the vehicles involved did not stop moving and triggered another pile-up five blocks rsesnv investigators believe that medical conditions may have prevented those two drivers from stopping. >>> surveillance cameras at a store in georgia captured a frightening robbery on take. police are looking for the suspect seen wearing a stocking mask and pointing a gun at the two employees. the bandit is still at large. >>> a high-speed police chase in philadelphia took an unexpecd tur when the trooper realized that the car was actually racing to a hospital. a passenger was in labor and officers had to deliver the bab
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Aug 5, 2009 4:30am EDT
. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> three shocks from a taser were no match for one tennessee suspect. the 300-pound man appeared unphased after an officer tasered him for resisting arrest. he got up and started walking oo away, so another cop shot a taser at him. that didn't phaseerth. despite the man pulling off probes, police eventually took down the suspect and arrested him. >>> fireballs erupted for hours from a burning michigan fuel storage facility. the fire sent sploiding oil barrels high into the air, forcing firefighters to retreat the blaze and residents to evacuate for miles. officials say only an unmanned track shooting flame-retardant foam could be used. >>> torrential rains caused major flooding in kentucky and left a parking lot of churchill downs, home to t kentucky derby, looking more like a marina. the main library anal aetf h f dan hal af feet of standing water. some residents are stranded in their homes and thousands have lost power. >>> president obama celebrated his 48th birthday in washington, d.c. but he did
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Aug 6, 2009 4:16pm EDT
. >>> coming up next on news4, we now know the reason behind paula abdul's big decision to leave "america in. exp >>> coming up. a surprise for firefighters when they arrived at a house fire and discovered more than flames. what's bad for the heart appears to be bad for the mind. the link between high cholesterol and alzheimer's. liz crenshaw shares some tips of the trade for storing fresh uc >>> when german tourists took in a sight that wasn't in their guide book, a ram was stuck 20 feet in the air where birds usually fly around. the ram was grazing with his female friends when one of his rns got caught on a wire fence. as he struggled to get free he slid down the mountain and went airborne. tourists struggled to rescue the ram. they usedishing gaps to unhook the ram. they thought they were too late, the ram opened his eyes, gave a look of thanks, jumped up and today's today's ais4ntsbl.as nba .ttsas start ydaouyr h wit are fe couu of a fre -redstof cfehaoaestedt whod about free food from a alcdd'ons? get ae medium friean k an angus wh bou burg. >>> let's get an update on our weather. >> ba
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Aug 2, 2009 11:30pm EDT
. we're joined by the authors of the just. published book "the battle for america 2008," dan balz and haynes johnson. and to twormer congressmen, democrat harold ford jr. of tennessee and republican j.c. watts of oklahoma. but first the president's chief economic adviser, the director of the national economic council, dr. larry summers. welcome back to "meet the press." >> good to be with you, david. >> the good news this week is that the economy shrank in the second quarter of the year but hess than expected and as so many americans know unemployment is still a big problem. is the recession over? >> we're certainly in a very different place than we were. six months ago, the economy was in a nosedive, people were talking about the possibility of another depression, the statistics all suggested a vertical decline. none of that is the situation right now. we're certainly starting to see a turnaround, a turnaround in production that leaves most professional forecasters to expect that if you look at economic output over the next six months it's actually likely to start to increase. now, t
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Aug 9, 2009 11:30pm EDT
time on the pga tour. >>> if you don't think soccer is big in america, you might want to rethink that. today more than 72,000 fans packed fedex field to watch international power house real madrid take on d.c. united. there they are. real madrid. they did not disappoint. 57th minute. no score. real on the attack. he beats josh wick to give them a 1-0. he makes a lot of money. 59th minute. d.c. united going for the equalizer. a lot of million. he scores again. real madrid would add another goal to beat d.c. united 3-0, proving why they're one of the best in the world. drama at rock creek park today for the lake mason title. a three-set thriller between defending champ juan martin and andy roddick. the two exchange ground strokes from the baseline. then roddick hits the back hand volley at the net for the winner right here. that's fire as the young kids would say nowadays. roddick wins the first set 6-3. second set. roddick with the forehand down the line. we go to a third set. here we go. third set tie breaker. roddick serving to save a championship point. he picks up the return but he
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Aug 13, 2009 4:30am EDT
" in america. pennsylvania police are searching for a woman who used pepper spray on a clerk when authorities say he tried to stop her from shoplifting. the employee became suspicious after he claimed to see the woman putting dvds into a handbag. when he confronted her, she puled out a can of mace and sprayed him in the face before running off. >>> when the masked men entered the establishment, it was full of off-duty police officers who were in town for a golf tournament. needless to say, the suspect was quickly tackled and arrested. >>> it was a sticky situation for a woman in phoenix who discovered thousands of bees living under her bathtub. animal experts were called in to remove the hive by cutting a hole in her house. free honey may sound like a sweet opportunity, but officials say in time the bees would have become far more dangerous. >>> and in california, officials are warning some people to stay indoors after a black bear was spotted in a residential neighborhood. the animal estimated at 350 pounds was even seen trying to beat the heat in backyard pull. it took a dip for
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Aug 16, 2009 10:00am EDT
year and it took 14 months to get to morning in america. here's reagan at the same point obama is at now. >> we're starting down a rd that i believe will lead us out of the economic swamp we've been in. it'll take time for the effective tax rate reductions to be felt in increased savings, and productivity and new jobs. it'll take time for the budget cuts to reduce deficits. the thing to do is to hold to a firm steady course. >> here's what is left over from george bush. first the bailouts last fall. the housing bubble. the spending on iraq. but critics say obama's problems are partly his own making. first, a lack of a stiff punch. and now his health care plan that some say could be too big. wike, we're heavily invested in this president, almost a billion dollar in stimulus spending. lots of action already. can he just blame it on the last guy. >> he's beginning to own. that's why we're seeing changes in his upon later -- pap later but the questions people are asking are these changes cyclical or permanent. i think they're permanent. barack obama has to deal with the fact that the eco
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Aug 18, 2009 12:35am EDT
hope you fail i hope you fail ♪ ♪ it's about al qaeda wanting to demolish the america we know and love ♪ ♪ they better hurry because obama is beating them to it ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ what's good for al qaeda is good for the democratic party ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ i hope he fails [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: wow! fantastic! come on over. you stay over there. thanks. that was absolutely fantastic. that was great. you were really able to bring his words to life. nice job there. [ laughter ] contestant number two. here you go, buddy. that's the magic mic. your song is called "sweet, sweet, sotomayor." [ laughter ] it's another love ballad. i know he was heavily influenced by celine dion during the writing of this song. you think you can do his words justice? >> i'll give it my best shot. >> jimmy: you can do it, buddy. let's go for it. good luck. take your place right in front of the 108 there. right from new york, make us proud here. ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ obama is the greatest living example of a reverse racist ♪ ♪ and he appointed one to the u.s. supreme court ♪ ♪ we are cor
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Aug 8, 2009 3:05am EDT
america may not be able to find michigan on a map, but because of you, they know who was drinking blue moon and who was drinking bud light in the backyard of the white house. thanks, beer summit." [ laughter ] ♪ "thank you, brett favre, for finally announcing this week once and for all that you are retiring for good and will not be playing this season. we look forward to seeing you play." [ laughter and applause ] ♪ [ laughter ] "thank you, madonna's arms. if someone from out of town ever asked for directions to the nearest set of "flesh twizzlers," i'll know where to send them." [ laughter and ohs ] i'm not sure i should send that one. [ laughter ] >> steve: it's from the heart. >> jimmy: i do like madge. ♪ "thank you, tequila. you know why." [ laughter ] ♪ "thank you, 'real housewives of atlanta' for defending the one truism of the universe. that idiots like me will always watch idiots like you fight on tv." [ laughter and applause ] "you will forever be on my tivo. i love you!" ♪ [ laughter ] "thank you, the woodwork, for letting everyone who has ever met michael jackson c
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Aug 25, 2009 12:35am EDT
happening now. america's most dependable 3g network. bringing you the first and only wireless 4g network. sprint. the now network. deaf, hard of hearing and people with speech disabilities access www.sprintrelay.com. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. that was a good try. it was a goodffort. thank you, guys. thanks for playing. hey, our first guest has starred for six seasons in the hbo smash hit, "entourage." it had its biggest premier audience ever this past sunday. he's a great guy. here's kevin connolly, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thanks for stopping by, buddy. >> thanks for having me. shared experiences. shared experiences. >> jimmy: turtle up there. i told you yesterday, we did "the view" together. >> yeah, we did "the view" together. >> jimmy: that was pretty interesting. >> we followed "spongebob squarepants." >> jimmy: that's when you know you've made it in the business. i just love that you were able -- this is really early in the morning. you had, like, two things of aspirin and a cup of coffee. you're sick. >> i was --
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Aug 16, 2009 10:30am EDT
president wrote on the op-ed page is that this is a great debate for america right now. we want a civil and informative debate which is what i think we'll have this morning. i want to talk in a few minutes about three major areas of the health care debate. i want to talk about the anger, emotion, fear that's out there. let me begin with you -- all of the town halls have to alter or derail the chance of reform this year? >> it's a good thing. it's drawn greater focus on the issue. president obama out there in places all over the country talking and setting the record straight. these are emotional issues. this is the noise of democracy. you ask 300 people what they should do about health care, you get a lot of good ideas. some are emotional. the bottom line is this helps a lot. >> doesn't hurt -- you really believe it doesn't hurt? >> obviously, the misinformation hurts. obviously, if you provoke fear, that hurts. but the opportunity that we have to set the record straight, to keep the focus on the issues, to recognize there are millionsf people are out there who don't have health c
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Aug 10, 2009 11:00pm EDT
here. >> i receive treatments and it's really america like to be in a place where you can come and cool off. >> reporter: how about cooling with a tropical flavor at a tropical ice cream and eatery in silver spring. as the weather heats up, so does business. >> a steady flow of customers coming in all day. >> reporter: ice cream and a swimming pool. that's the prescription. >> reporter: down on the mall, the ever-present joggers weren't so present until sunset. and back at the cooling center, time for fond memories of how folks kept cool in the days before ac. >> we just go up on the old trees. >> reporter: well, it's a big difference again now, thanks to these storms that have moved through but the temperatures are expected to climb again tomorrow. let's see if they are as hot as it was today. live in the mall. back to you in the studio. >> thanks, derrick. >>> a tattoo parlor is closed tonight after aeadly shooting. police say a woman shot her husband about 6:00 inside lake widty jones tattoo and body art in southeast d.c. that's near the potomac avenue stop. we're told the coupl
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Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
% of the taxes. when you look out over the next 50 years and have a long view of america, we're going to have toics a the tax base. we have 40% of americans who work, who pay no federal income tax, and that's just unsustainable over time. so eventually we're going to have to expand the tax base in this country to get more people in the game in terms of paying federal income tax. the sustained programs we already have that are, quite frankly unsustainable at the current revenue. >> you're saying the president cannot hold to that campaign promise? >> i don't think anybody over time can deal with medicare and social security, which are trillions of dollars underfunded, without tremendous reform and looking at ways to generate more revenue. you've got to reform the programs, generate more revenue, but you can't tax your way into solvency when it comes to medicare, which is $36 trillion underfunded. >> one of the programs in the stimulus package is cash for clunkers, which seems to have been a success. it's bringing people into the dealerships. cars are being sold. but the administra
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Aug 11, 2009 7:00pm EDT
-- members of america's most prominent political faly gathered. late today we learned that funeral services will be held on friday for a woman who in her time changed the lives of so many americans. for all the riches she was born into, the wealth and good looks and glamour of the family constantly referred to as "america's political royalty," eunice kennedy shriver endured a life of great pain and loss and tragedy and in turn found a way to make life better for millions of americans. >> go see mrs. shriver. >> she was the fifth of nine children born to joseph and rose kennedy of brookeline, massachusetts, her brother joe was killed in world war ii, her sister kathleen was killed in a plane crash, her older brother jack, 35th president of the united states, was killed by an assassin, so was her brother bobby. but in a way it was eunice's sister rosemary who influenced her life to such a great extent. for years rosemary was a kinof kennedy family secret. at age 23 she was given an experimental lobotomy to control her mood swings referred to at the time as mild retardation. the grues
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Aug 31, 2009 7:00pm EDT
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Aug 26, 2009 4:00pm EDT
. at age 77 he was the patriarch of a dynamic family dynasty that's captured america's attention for more than a half century. tributes poured in today for a towering figure in american politics. residents and visitors in hyannis port left flowers for senator kennedy near the family compound. a summer haven. now in grief along with the nation. >> regardless of what people thought about his political ideas, they are going to hurt. because they loss a great guy. >> reporter: at the family compound, a steady stream of family members. kennedy's children and wife vickie released a statement saying that we have lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives. and in the political realm, rivals and colleagues are remembering a fierce and influential senator. >> outpouring of love, gratitude, and fond memories to which we have all borne witness is a testament to the way the singular figure in american history touched so many lives. >> reporter: kennedy was a champion of causes in legislation that permeates nearly every facet of american life. from civil rights to eq
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Aug 26, 2009 7:00am EDT
. for the last 50 years it has been a place where america has looked to, in part to chart its political history. it is her where the kennedys waited the returns whenohn kenned ran for president in 1960. it is here where they celebrated weddings. caroli nnedy's wedding in 1986. maria shriver's wedding to now-governor of california arnold schwarzenegr. it's also herehere they have mourned the ones they love. john f. kennedy jr. ten years ago. eunice kennedy shriver two weeks o. and now senator edwardkennedy. ann and matt, backo you. >> anne thompson, thank you so ch. president obama who is spending the wk on martha's vineyard spoke with senator nnedy's wife ovnight. ron alan is covering the president's vacation. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. yes, president obama was informed the senator kennedy's passing around 2:00 a.m. this morning and he spoke with mrs. kennedy shortly thereafter. there had been a lot of speculation president obamwas gogo try and visit the kennedy compound but of course that was not meant to be. the president attribute much of his own suc
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Aug 3, 2009 11:00am EDT
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Aug 6, 2009 4:30am EDT
families. >>> now here's a look at some other news "early today" in america. >>> one man didn't have enough trouble on his hands. during a hearing in which he pled guilty, the defendant spat t he judge's face. puties escorted the man out of the courtroom. so far no additional charges have been filed for that spitting. >> electrifying video from an lightning striking a tower.ha a rolling at its base. the structure is grounded so it didn't cause any damage. >>> one powerful storm in indiana did cause plenty of devastating destruction there. a dozen homes were damaged or demolished. entire roofs were just ripped from some of these homes. the national weather service is still trying toat storm qualifis that stormualifiessrm a tornado or heavy winds. fortunately, no injuries have been reported. >>> a mississippi organization is hoping a melon that could feed an army will help raise a chunk of money for veterans. the local american legion post will auction off this 158-pound watermelon donated by one of its auctions were proceeds will go to supporting veteran causes in the area. >>> and now for a
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Aug 4, 2009 4:30am EDT
news early today in america. >>> ohio police subdude an elderly woman threatening people with a clive. cell phone video from a bystander captured the 84-year-old woman walking around a walmart parking lot responding to reports she threatened other people and threatening to cut them. an officer pulled the woman to the ground. co used edelel too much force against the elrly woman. e was treed for head injuries but not charged with a crime. >>> cameras captured liquor thieves in florida walking out with pricey bottles lining the legs of their pants. surveillance video shows one man distracting a clerk while another man stuffs expensive bottles of alcohol down his pants. police believe the criminal duo ridding their pants with pouches to hold the bottles. the two have stolen thousands dollars of liquor from various stores. >>> two people were rescued from a pennsylvania river after their pleasure boat tanked. the coast guard says one of those victims was pulled from the chilly waters by a good samaritan. the 15-foot boat the victims were on sank around night fal >>> a colorado fisherman r
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Aug 21, 2009 7:00pm EDT
mistake. >> it is about what you value. and if america is going to continue to be a forward-looking, exploring, pioneering nation or not. >> we set goals and then don't provide the funding to achieve them. this is not a case study of excellence in national leadership. >>eporter: with the shuttle "discovery" sitting on the pad for tuesday's launch, nasa's future has never been less certain. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> when "nightly news" continues on this friday evening, health care reform and undocumented immigrants in the country. wh's the truth about who will pay?later, >>> later, "making a difference" -- effort to keep military families connected across all those miles. ecoboost™ engine in the all-new ford taurus sho that has the thirst of a v6 with the thrust of a v8. we speak car. we speak innovation. introducing the all-new taurus sho from ford. drive one. (announcer) what are you going to miss when you have an allergy attack? achoo! (announcer) benadryl is more effective than claritin at relieving your worst mptoms. and works when you need it most. benadryl. you
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Aug 9, 2009 6:30pm EDT
there clearly are ople in america who believe in establishing knute nay sha. >> reporter: the controversy is over a provision that would allow medicare to offer voluntary end of life counseling to seniors. critics like former alaska governor sarah palin think it's a slippery slope. on facebook show wrote, the america i know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with down's syndrome will have to stand in front of obama's death panel so his bureaucrats can decide whether they are worthy of health care. such a system is downright evil. at town halls recently, the presidenhas had to calm worried seniors. >> older american citizens would just be put out to pasture. please tell me that isn't so. >> it isn't so. >> reporter: and in his weekly address, the president tried to put the issue to rest. >> and let me start by dispelling the outlandish rumors that reform will promote euthanasia or cut medicate or bring about a government takeover of health care. that's simply not true. >> reporter: well, a senior administration official tells nbc news that the president told of
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Aug 22, 2009 3:05am EDT
you. america loves you. we love tracy morgan. [ cheers and applause ] >> and i love america. >> jimmy: tracy morgan, everybody. we'll be right back with director/comedian neal bnnan come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ when morning comes in the middle of the night, [ rooster crow ] it affects your entire day. to get a good night's sleep, try 2-layer ambien cr. the first layer dissolves quickly... to help you fall asleep. and unlike other sleep aids, a second dissolves slowly to help you stay asleep. when taking ambien cr, don't drive or operate machinery. sleepwalking, and eating or driving... while not fully awake with memory loss for the event... as well as abnormal behaviors... such as being more outgoing or aggressive than normal, confusion, agitation and hallucinations may occur. don't take it wi alcohol... as it may increase these behaviors. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, swelling of your tongue or throat may occur... and in rare cases may be fatal. side effects may include next-day drowsiness, dizziness, and headache. in patients with depression,
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Aug 30, 2009 11:30pm EDT
little city in america. >> there you go. "meet the press" is up next. it's a special "meet the press" dedicated ed ke kennedy. we w i'm ann curry. from all of us here at nbc news, thanks for joining us. >>> from n ns in washington this is "meet the press" with daefd gregory. >>> this sunday a special edition. remembering senator edward m. kennedy who was laid to rest yesterday evening along side his brothers at arlington national cemetery. with us to honor his remarkable life in career and public office maria shriver, first lady of california and daughter of his sister unince shriver, and kathleen kennedy townsend, the he wouldest child of his brother, robert f. kennedy. two of his closest colleagues in the senate, fellow senator from massachusetts hn kerry and chris dodd of connecticut. plus, democratic strategist bob shurum long-time political advisor to the senator who helped write his famous speech of the 1980 democratic national convention. >> the work goes on. the cause endures. the hope still lives. and the dream shall never die. >> and presidential historian doris kearns good
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Aug 8, 2009 12:35am EDT
: america's seen you naked. [ laughter ] >> i know. oh, man, my poor parents that i have, you know? [ laughter ] it's really -- i mean, because with -- now, i have very traditional korean parents. so, when "knocked up" came out, they were just like, "oh, this is great. he's a doctor. i get it. you know, it makes sense for the casting." and even in "role models," i played a king. and they loved it because, you know, i'm authoritative. you know, i'm a man of power. [ laughter ] you know, like that? and doing the whole thing. and then, with "hangover," my dad was, "well, let's just see how it does in the box office. let's just see." you know, it -- and then, like, 300 -- and also, he would get -- he would get, like -- i felt more for him. he was ashamed, not because of the naked part, but because i was naked. so, can you imagine? my father's friends, they're like, "oh, your son's naked there." he goes, "he did take after me, no." [ laughter and applause ] "he adopted. he adopted." [ laughter ] no, no -- "i know, right? it's sick, right?" "he adopted. he's adopted." and then, $300 miio
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Aug 11, 2009 12:35am EDT
... paperweight mode. alright ! blackberry runs better on america's largest 3g network. and now get the new blackberry tour for only $199.99 ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. thank you for watching. thanks for watching me. that was amy miles that sings that. she wrote and sang the theme song to "seventh floor west." so, i was just gonna say thanks to amy. she was great. [ cheers and applause ] the song is addicting. my first guest is having a pretty good summer. he was a total badass in "star trek." he was hilarious in "funny people" and his new movie "the time traveler's wife" opens nationwide this friday. please welcome, eric bana, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you're a good man. >> hey. >> jimmy: happy belated birthday? >> it is a belated birthday. yeah. it was my birthday yesterday. you did your homework. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you get any good presents? any good gifts? >> well -- i'm away from home, so i'm assuming a huge booty of gifts when i get home back to australia. >> jimmy: nothing like a huge booty. [ laughter ] for
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Aug 19, 2009 6:00pm EDT
: the ceo of america's largest auto retailer, auto nation, agrees and says part of the problem has been the overwhelming response. >> it is so successful beyond everyone's expectations that the department of transportation was not prepared to deal with the unbelievable surge. they are on it and adding more resources every day. >> reporter: the national highway traffic safety administration is, in fact, in the process of tripling the number of employees working to process claims. work that can't come fast enough for dozens of auto dealers still struggling just to stay in business. jay gray, nbc news. >>> transportation secretary lahood said thousands of deals had been returned because the dealers did not fill out the paperwork properly. >>> new rules regarding credit cards take effect tomorrow. they are among the changes the federal government passed this spring. the new rules give consumers more notice when changes are made to their accounts. statements are to be mailed 21 days before payments are due instead of 14 and if a payment is missed, car users have more options if companie
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Aug 18, 2009 4:00pm EDT
it. leanne gregg has the latest. >> reporter: key to america's recovery, the house market. numbers from the commerce department shows new home sales numbers closed down close 240% from the same time last year. new construction of ltifamiliar line its like apartment buildings dropped more than 13% in july. largely because of tight credit. sile family home construction, the worst hit part of the housing market, rose close to 2%. the fifth monthly increase in a row. >> the important thing is the shift in momentum. at the bottom, not a big bounce-up. >> reporter: a first-time home buying tax credit had an impact and foreclosures made home buying in even the most unaffordable markets like california doable, skewing the housing numbers. >> we are now hearing stories of bidding wars between first-time buyers and speculators going after foreclosed homes that are now 50% off their peaks or even more. >> reporter: the u.s. economy can't rebound without consumer spending and many economists say the consumer can't start spending until the housing market and employment stabilize. that's why ret
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Aug 20, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. >>> new rankings are out for the best colleges in america. we will tell you which school topped the list. >>> the nationals removed the interim tag from rizzo's title. more rookie hazing out here at redskins training mp. plus, the players rejoicing. "news4 at . r.o-6:a-ys are ove "news4 at 6: >>> a look at stories making headlines tonight. >>> a man convicted in the 1988 bombing of the pan ham flight is on 3 is a free man. scottish authorities have released abdel basset ali al megrahi on compassionate grounds. he has had terminal prostate cancer and returned to libya today. family members of the flight victims are outraged. the obama administration is denouncing abdel basset ali al megrahi's release. >>> the presidential election in afghanistan was disrupted by the taliban today. at least 26 people were killed in rocket attacks and bombings near polling places. the violence was centered in southern afghanistan in a more peaceful area. millions of people lined up to. preliminary results are expected saturday. >>> there is a new push to extend metro rail further in a northern virginia
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Aug 2, 2009 9:00am EDT
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Aug 1, 2009 3:05am EDT
i kept them. but every kid in america bought one. this comic book, it's worth less now than it was worth back then. i totally lost money. [ lghter ] but i'm excited to go to this place. i also used to get "gru," was a comic book. you ever heard of that. anyone? "gru." it was like a hagar, but it wasn't quite hagar. >> steve: kind of like a don martiny hagar. with the nose that came over. >> i think the guy from "mad" magazine was the guy that wrote this. >> steve: was it don martin? >> jimmy: you think it was doc martin? >> steve: was it doc martin? the guy that did the boots? >> jimmy: yeah, it was all about boots. >> steve: wow. that's a very specific comic. >> jimmy: yeah, it was a comic book about dudes moshingnd stuff in the '90s. [ laughter ] >> steve: are you serious? >> jimmy: yeah, it's fantastic. >> steve: oh, my god. i should read that. >> jimmy: yeah, it's, like, a lot of plaid shirts and stuff like that. it was a phenomenal comic book. >> steve: i should read that comic. >> jimmy: yeah, by doc martin. but anyways, excited to go to comicon in san diego. i'm going there.
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Aug 28, 2009 12:35am EDT
them th three v's, vicodin, valium and vodka. [ laughter ] you're america's dnkest cougar. and with you as a judge in this competition, nobody wins. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wow, strong words from simon. i'm so sorry, paula. i know, i know, it's upsetting. okay, randy? >> look, look, look, dog, you know what i'm saying, dog. you're doing youthing, dog. [ laughter ] keep doing your thing. look, look, look, dog, straight up [ lghter ] >> jimmy: very ni of randy say that. some good advice. kara? >> paula, please don't go. i'll miss you. good-bye. >> jimmy: tt's clear at she did not mean that. [ laughter ] okay, and finally, ryan seacrest. >> paula, sorry that i signed a $45illion contract, but that's only $15 million per year. that's also $13 million more than you make and most of that will go to taxes. we'll find out more about what i think after the break. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: words spoken from the heart. [ laughter ] okay, let's stop this beef. all righ paula, repeat after me. "i, paula abdul --" >> i, paula abdul. >> jimmy: "know that working at 'american idol.'" >> know that worki
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Aug 6, 2009 11:00pm EDT
calling today a wonderful day for america. sotomayor will be sworn in saturday on live tv. another first for the supreme court. >>> congress hit the accelerator on the cash for clunkers program. the senate joined the house, approving an additional $2 billion for nding. that bill now awaits president obama's signature. the rebate program's initial $1 billion had expired and only ten days. and officials expect new funding will last through labor day. >>> the race to become virginia's next governor. turning to our area. democrat hoping his party's biggest star can give him the run for governor a boost. prident obama, attended a rally and fund raiser for him tonight in tyson's corner. while republican bob mcdonald opened a sccampaign office in alexandra. derek? >> if you closed your eyes and listened. almost seemed like a presidential campaign rally. all about the race for the virginia governor seat and for democrats nationwide and republicans there is a lot riding on this race. polls show him trailing his republican opponent, bob mcdonald. in a rally and fund raiser at the hilton in t
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Aug 28, 2009 9:00pm EDT
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Aug 12, 2009 11:00pm EDT
south america. the pass is on sale now through august 21st. it will be valid for travel between september 8th and october 8th. >>> a new natural sweetener hitting store shelves. sugar substitute is called truvia. some say it is sweeter than sugar and has no calories. but there may also be downsides. truvia from an extract of the stevia blant b stevia, plant, 250 times sweeter than sugar. >> it is the hottest new sweetener coming out. and everyone is very excited about it. because it is all-natural. and it comes from a plant. you can actually find this plant at your local farmer's markets. >> but there could be a downside. some studies have raised concerns about the use of the sweetener and impaired kidney function, fertility and blod pressure. the company says its researc refutes those findings. >>> group of hotel workers from our area won a powerball lottery prize. a pool of 27 employees at washington hilton played powerball last week. turns out they matched all but one number and won $10,000. after taxes that is a cool $2595 piece. when the woman who organized the pool told he
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Aug 17, 2009 4:30am EDT
here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. a car collided with a firetruck in chicago, sending seven people to the hospital. the firetruck was actually responding to aenhhe t when the sedan smashed into it. both passengers in the car were critically injured. five firefighters were also hurt but they are expected to be released from the hospital. >>> police shut down a major marijuana growing operation in central california. more an 2300 plants were discovered in the bust. the estimated street value was over $9 milliou fndep slect fou injured himself while running from police and was flown to a hospital. > elsewhere, in chicago, the city saw a much lower turnout forts annual gun buy back program. corporate donations once again funded gift certificates of $10, $50 and $100 in exchange for firearms. while the program collected almost 2,000 weapons this year, winas far short of the 6,800 guns handed over last year. >>> in washington, d.c., one teenager took the hard road raise awareness for homeless children. take a look. the 14-year-old walked from orlando to t
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Aug 7, 2009 5:00am EDT
for america. sotomayor will be swn i tomorrow on live television, another first for the supreme court. congress has hit the accelerator on the cash for clunkers program. last night, the senate joined the house in approving an additional $2 billion worth of funding. that bill now awaits president obama's signature. under the program, consumers can get up to $4,500 in rebates if they swap out their gas guzzler for new, more fuel-efficient cars. the program's initial $1 billion ran out of money after ten days. lawmakers exempt the new funding to last through labor day. happening today, the tax free holiday kicks into high gear in virginia. this weekend parents are getting a price break on school supplies. it could not have come at a better time. the recession is clearly having an effect on back to school spending. the national retail federation estimates four out of five americans are making changes to their budgets and to their back-to-school plans. spending is projected to be down nearly 8% this year. the tax-free holiday is a plus for both shoppers and for retailers. >> on top of that
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Aug 29, 2009 5:00am EDT
united states of america. >> battle of gettysburg is such an important moment in this nation's history. it's not where the nation was born. but where the nation was saved. and i think -- the identity we all have as americans in many respects comes back to gettysburg. that conflict. that we somehow got over and got past. and emerged a stronger nation. >> gettysburg national pk is an historic gem. more than 1 million visitors come each year. looking across the beautiful field, many try to envision what it was like. >> you are able to walk along the battle fields. see how some of the generals made their decisions. and basically, and just think what you would do, or what i would do if i was here. >> helping paint the picture is a beautiful new museum and visitors' center. dedicated in 2008 with over 1 million artifacts in its collection and the museum tells the story not just of the battle but of the people who fought, the lives that were changed and the legacy that was created. begin by watching the wonderful documentary. narrated by morgan freeman. then visit the cycle-o-rama, an
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Aug 29, 2009 6:00pm EDT
their own imprint. i want you to look at these faces. this is the face of america here. these, as i said a moment ago, are the people that come across the country and go to work on capitol hill. some stay for a long time. some join senate or congressional staffs and run for office themselves or take positions in cabinet departments. others of them become lobbyists. something has happened in washington in the past several years. two young men came up to me a couple of years ago, one a democrat, one a republican, and said they want to talk about the old days. i think they meant 1996, when they were talking about the old days. when i asked them what they mea meant, they said my boss won't talk to his boss. my boss is a republican, his boss is a democrat and they won't have anything to do with each other. in fact, so many people in waington for both sides of the aisle has said it has become a curse of modern governance and the modern political culture. that was something that senator kennedy and john mccain on the republican side, and others, constantly tried to work against. at the end
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Aug 10, 2009 4:30am EDT
. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. . >>> in los angeles, surveillance video captured a rough encounter between a drunk man and a metropolitan transportation authority guard. the guard was convicted of battery after he attacked this man, who was near comatose from intoxicati intoxication. they decided to transfer security operations to the los angeles county sheriff's department. >>> in california, a dormitory of a prison burned and 55 inmates were taken to the hospital after a violent riot there. a fight between two rival gangs quickly got out of hand. no employees were injured, but there is extensive damage to the prison itself. >>> firefighters in north carolina had another emergency to deal with when their fire truck sort of rolled away and into a house. the truck knocked the house off its foundation while a man was asleep on a couch inside. he said he felt like a human pinball but other than that he was all right. the driver had left the truck unattended. >>> a modern day pony express brought a very special surprise to florida. the dau
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